togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 15 Jul 2011, 9:56pm

Greybeard wrote:Steve (wot now believes that 29ers are for wimps :shock:)

...and fat blokes, obviously :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 15 Jul 2011, 10:06pm

The big wheels are a good idea, but I think only one large wheel is necessary. You could have a small wheel at the back and the pedals just working the front. I think this would be real progress in cycle design.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 16 Jul 2011, 8:10pm

Remember this one which featured in VeloVision?

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ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 17 Jul 2011, 9:35pm

I wonder if I could pick the collective toggler brain.

I've built a big dutch thing for my dad. But he's worried about it. Had a spill on his mountain bike, scared himself, and now insists he can't ride a bike unless he can touch the floor from the saddle.

Even with the quite small Havera, he still can't do this at the lowest position the seatpost gets to. What I need is something with a slacker seat tube angle, or some sort of recumbent. But where can you get one of those? The Havera is already about as slack as they come.

I know they're [cheap frame material removed], but has anyone looked at those Electra Townies before? Surely there's something old that put the pedals in a similar place?

Chris, wot feels another purchase coming on. :|

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 17 Jul 2011, 10:48pm

On page 295 of this thread there's a frame I used on a junk bike build. How about one of those? The ebay seller still appears to have some at about 40 quid. Seat goes super low if required thanks to the curvy top tube. Might be a bit cheaper than a new bike. Downside is it'll not take a 'ub gear.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 18 Jul 2011, 6:36am

GrahamNR17 wrote:Downside is it'll not take a 'ub gear.


would it take one with a t*ns**n*r?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 18 Jul 2011, 7:54am

hubgearfreak wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Downside is it'll not take a 'ub gear.


would it take one with a t*ns**n*r?

If you can find an 'ub that's 135mm OLN, then yes :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 18 Jul 2011, 12:54pm

I wouldn't know about something old, but new there's this one:

http://www.fortune3.com/daysixbikes/Bikes-Journey.html

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ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 18 Jul 2011, 12:56pm

corshamjim wrote:I wouldn't know about something old, but new there's this one:

http://www.fortune3.com/daysixbikes/Bikes-Journey.html

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Wow, look at the fork rake :shock:

There's some wonderfully strange bikes around these days :D I like that sort of thing 8)

Graham, wots a bit weird like that :oops:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 19 Jul 2011, 2:47pm

This link gives a nice picture of the Finnish entry. I think they do hub gear versions too.

http://www.helkamavelox.fi/en/models/Se ... kes/?id=72

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 19 Jul 2011, 5:26pm

My dad has been pleasantly surprised by and wants to keep this:

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We'll start with a couple of pub trips, and take it from there. A pity he's got the wheels from my toggler, but I can live with that.

I love it when a plan comes together:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 19 Jul 2011, 8:08pm

chris667 wrote:My dad has been pleasantly surprised by and wants to keep this:


good. so that's your boat painter friend and you dear papa sorted.

but you're still without a toggler. :?

want some help fettling a skip find?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby random37 » 20 Jul 2011, 9:35am

hubgearfreak wrote:
chris667 wrote:My dad has been pleasantly surprised by and wants to keep this:


good. so that's your boat painter friend and you dear papa sorted.

but you're still without a toggler. :?

want some help fettling a skip find?


Yes, we need to meet soon. And there is something I fancy. Watch this space. 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 20 Jul 2011, 2:10pm

Ok, which one of you's responsible then :evil:

You know what I'm talking about :evil:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Edwards » 20 Jul 2011, 3:39pm

You are really hoping to find a responsible person around here? Good luck with that search. :roll: :shock: :P
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